Directed by Nicolas Cuche, the family comedy “Pourris gâtés” with Gérard Jugnot has had modest success in France. But that’s without counting on its international release, on Netflix, which allows it to find a new audience.
It is a success that even its main actor, Gérard Jugnot, had not seen coming. Released at the end of November on Netflix abroad, Pourris gâtés, a comedy by Nicolas Cuche, has occupied the first place in the ranking of non-English works and has been for more than a week. In total, the film has accumulated 10 million views on the platform for its first weekend. As pointed out this user on Twitter, it climbs to fifth place in the ranking of the best “first week”.
In France, Spoiled rotten was released in theaters on September 15th. At the end of its career, the film collected more than 440,000 admissions. A modest score, but far from shameful given the current situation. Asked by our colleagues from BFMTV, Gérard Jugnot expressed his surprise and his joy to see his comedy prized by viewers around the world:
“VSit’s pretty crazy to see [que le film cartonne] in Honduras, Ecuador, Brazil, Mexico. My friend Artus [qui incarne un de ses fils dans le film] receives lots of messages on Instagram. Many people congratulated him and he didn’t understand why! Then we saw the figures and understood.” He adds : “This international penetration is very new. I had this with The chorists (…) We knew that the film was nice and touched people, but from there to what we receive emails from Ecuador and Brazil … That means it’s a good film.”
On the Internet, especially social networks, cheerful opinions are multiplying. All confirm the strike force of a platform like Netflix for foreign films. Accessible to everyone with just a few clicks, many works – films or series – more easily travel across borders. An evolution that Gérard Jugnot underlines, always for BFMTV: “We got used to seeing films differently, and discovering them differently. On Netflix, I watch Spanish, Mexican movies … stuff that I would never have watched before. It falls on us, so much the better. ”
Entitled Spoiled Brats abroad, Spoiled rotten – which is a remake of a Mexican film – tells how a wealthy businessman, played by Gérard Jugnot, will make his three lazy children believe that he is ruined so that they can get into the world of work . The film will be available on DVD and Blu-ray on January 26, 2022 and, possibly, much later on Netflix.
Some opinions from foreign viewers:
“There’s this movie on Netflix, Spoiled rotten. My face hurts so much I laugh even though I shouldn’t be laughing.“
“I have so much fun, I watch Spoiled rotten on Netflix and I can (almost) understand even if it’s in French.”
“This film Spoiled rotten on Netflix has enough mischief to keep a smile on your face. It also instills an important life lesson.“